If your loved one adores France as much as they love you (or more?!), they desire a Valentine’s Day gift celebrating their Francophilia. Whether it’s imported from Paris, reminiscent of the French lifestyle, or a fun date night that mentally transports you to a romantic evening on the French Riviera or the banks of The Seine, your gift to your Francophile will certainly make them feel loved.
French Cheese Sampler
Francophiles and cheese are the perfect couple, and Murray’s makes it easy to plan a French cheese date night with their Best of France sampler box. Taste through mini brie, 18-month aged comte, langres and more. Alternatively, select your own collection of French cheeses, which ship directly from Murray’s across the continental U.S. $95, murrayscheese.com
French Culinary Candles
Light up the room with the scents of an elegant French bistro, brasserie or patisserie. This trio of decadent scented candles inspired by the culinary traditions of France includes sparkling Champagne, creme brulee and dark chocolate scents. The black jars are tres chic and filled with hand-poured coconut soy wax, plus self trimming wicks to maximize burn time. $95, fernweheditions.com
Paris Painting Kit
Plan a Parisian date night with this kit designed for two. Recreate the magic of Paris with 24 included paints, six brushes and two templates that offer an easy to follow paint-over shadow method. No art skills required, but Monet would probably covet your loved one’s finished piece. $50, uncommongoods.com
French Market Bag
Help your loved one shop like they’re at the marche in France with this stylish grocery bag. Whether it’s being toted at the farmer’s market or supermarket, the colorful mesh makes a statement and leaves plenty of space to carry home baguettes and fromage galore. $18, pillowpia.com
A Flight to France
If you really want to go all out, book a trip to the city of lights for your love. Because airline tickets are truly always the perfect gift. Consider La Compagnie, which flies all business class routes between New York and Paris or Nice, at competitive rates. JetBlue is also starting new routes between New York, Boston and Paris, French Bee offers cheap flights to France from many American cities, and Iceland-based airline PLAY is offering special Valentine’s deals between the Northeast U.S. and Paris. However you book, the voyage will be so appreciated.
Laurent-Perrier La Box en Pink
Champagne is always an amazing French gift. And this specialty pink gift set makes the bubbly even better, because it’s packaged with products from women-led brands in France. In addition to Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, the set includes lipstick, perfume, jewelry, a chic crepe scarf and more. $300, wine.com
Open bubbly like a French revolutionary with this French-made saber specifically designed to open wine. Crafted in the knife capital of the world, Thiers, France, has a full tang blade for balance and intentionally dull blade for opening champagne, plus an ebony wood handle. The saber is engraveable with names and dates if you want to personalize the gift. $229, madeincookware.com